The Oracle

First-time student voters

Grace Abiera, staff writer

October 5, 2012

Filed under Features

As the presidential election draws near, many seniors are able to tap into the real world by voting for the first time. Senior Maggie Condon is one of them. “I know that I am just one person in the country, but I’m hoping...

South Students Take on Adventure at Summer Camp

Kelsey Pogue, staff reporter

June 8, 2012

Filed under Features, Web Exclusives

Every year, summer camp serves as a fun and safe place children can stay while their parents work. In fact, more than 11 million children and adults attend or work at camp annually, according to the American Camp Association. Pare...

Seniors step out of South to gain experience

Maggie Kramer & Christina Van Zelst, staff reporters

May 25, 2012

Filed under Features, Top Stories

The last few weeks before school ends, seniors are given the opportunity to learn through experience.  Students can choose between a two or four week project where they work with a community sponsor and a GBS mentor to learn in...

Firefighting fathers inspire safety in teens

Grace Abiera, staff reporter

May 25, 2012

Filed under Features

Exciting, stressful and a complete adrenaline rush. Firefighter Kevin McDonagh, father of three South students, uses this characterization to describe what an emergency is like at the fire station. According to junior Molly McDonagh,...

Farewell staff: South honors retiring teachers

Hailey Hauldren, Noor Abdulmassih, Jen Bohm, Kelly Anderson, Addie Lyon, Morgan O'Connor, Maggie Engals, staff reporters

May 25, 2012

Filed under Features

As the school year comes to a close, The Oracle would like to honor seven staff members who are retiring this year. Retirees include Diane Breman, human resource specialist; Chemistry teacher Ronald Harris; Counselor Paul Herzog;...

Distorted Self-Image: Recovering sophomore Lindsey Zelvin creates SOFA club in order to raise awareness about eating disorders

Rachel Mann, co-A+E Editor

May 25, 2012

Filed under Features

Walking into the cafeteria, a girl observes the student members selecting their food. Some migrate toward the sandwiches. Others opt for a fruit cup. The girl feels her stomach rumbling, but then notices her body in the reflection...

‘Prom Boot Camp’ ad gets mixed reaction from teenage girls

Grace Abiera and Kelsey Pogue, staff reporters

May 8, 2012

Filed under Features

Girls will do many things to get in shape. Whether it’s for bikini season or a wedding, body image can become a priority. With prom night right around the corner and high school girls' excitement growing, many wish their waists...

Family-owned businesses create unique atmospheres

Morgan O'Connor, staff reporter

May 5, 2012

Filed under Features

Hackney’s on Harms: cozy and charming Sophomore and junior siblings Atticus and Phoebe Hebson belong to a family which has passed down Hackney’s, a Glenview based restaraunt that has been in operation since1939. “Hackney’s first establishm...

In your wildest dreams

Casey Hamilton and Maggie Kramer, staff reporter, co-asst. web editor

May 5, 2012

Filed under Features

Everyone has dreams, whether they remember them or not, and South students are no exception. The Oracle spoke to various students regarding their experiences with dreams, and what these dreams may say about their lives. All quotes...

Birth control pills used for more than contraception

Madison O'Brien, staff reporter

May 5, 2012

Filed under Features

A dial of color-coded pills sits on the bathroom counter, ready to be taken every morning for one month and then to be refilled again. Each small pocket contains a single tiny pill, yet comes with a heavy name: birth control. Although...

Relay for Life aims to further student involvement

Hailey Hauldren, staff reporter

May 5, 2012

Filed under Features, Top Stories

With help from South’s cancer awareness club, The Cure, Relay For Life will take place June 25 at Gallery Park in the Glen. Relay for Life is sponsored by the American Cancer Society to raise money and awareness to honor those...

National Poetry Month calls for further acknowledgement

Addie Lyon, staff reporter

May 5, 2012

Filed under Features

The month of April is recognized as National Poetry Month, but some South students believe South does not do enough to celebrate it. Freshman Tessa Nesis shared her opinion about the school’s involvement in poetry month. “Poetry...

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